Michael Stonebraker
Michael Stonebraker

The Case for Polystores

Databases

A Federated DBMS is a middleware offering that runs on top of (perhaps several) local DBMSs and presents a seamless interface to disparate systems with (perhaps) independently constructed DBMS schemas. Systems in this category include R*, Ingres*, Garlic, IBM’s Information Integrator, and several others. These offerings should be contrasted to parallel DBMSs, which are single […]

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Stratos Idreos
Stratos Idreos

Data systems that are easy to design*

Systems

We keep designing new data systems over and over again. We ask two questions in this post: 1) Is this sustainable in the long term? 2) Can we make this process faster? The need for new data system designs “Big data” may be mostly a marketing term as opposed to a research one but it […]

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Kostas Stefanidis, Eirini Ntoutsi, Haridimos Kondylakis
Kostas Stefanidis, Eirini Ntoutsi, Haridimos Kondylakis

Information Hunting: The Many Faces of Recommendations for Data Exploration

Recommendations

With the growing complexity of the Web, users often find themselves overwhelmed by the mass of choices available. For example, shopping for DVDs or clothes online becomes more and more difficult, as the variety of offers increases rapidly and gets unmanageable. To facilitate users in their selection process, recommender systems provide suggestions of potential interest […]

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Julia Stoyanovich and Fabian Suchanek
Julia Stoyanovich and Fabian Suchanek

The elephant in the room: getting value from Big Data

Big Data

Big Data, and its 4 Vs – volume, velocity, variety, and veracity – have been at the forefront of societal, scientific and engineering discourse. Arguably the most important 5th V, value, is not talked about as much. How can we make sure that our data is not just big, but also valuable? WebDB workshop, which […]

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Amol Deshpande
Amol Deshpande

Graph data management

Graphs

Graph data management has seen a resurgence in recent years, because of an increasing realization that querying and reasoning about the structure of the interconnections between entities can lead to interesting and deep insights into a variety of phenomena. The application domains where graph or network analytics are regularly applied include social media, finance, communication […]

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